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Is My Pulse Rate Something I Should Be Worrying About
Some concern: If your rate is fast but regular, it may be due to some dehydration, which may be due to having a cold and not ingesting enough food and liquid. If it's fast and irregular, that needs to be sorted out, and soon. You may have atrial fib or some other abnormal rhythm. If this persists, or is irregular, you need to notify your doctor, especially if you have other symptoms such as dizziness or pain. ...Read more
Heart rate : What drop in pulse rate, something is missing here. ...Read more
Checking heart rate always. I take atenolol. It's always in normal range. I freak out if it reaches 80bpm. What should I do. This anxiety is terrible?
See your doctor : In your case, I would reduce the frequency with which you are checking your heart rate. The normal heart rate is a range and depends on your activity level. Stop dwelling on your heart rate and start living your life. You are young and need to be enjoying your activities! You may need to see a therapist to help you with this. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more
My heart rate is real low shoul i worry 40 bpm at rest, 24 yr old male...my cardiologist seems to be ok with this but idk what to think? Help?
If asymptomatic - OK: Most of us have a resting heart rate between 60-100 ( on no medications) but some have a normal low heart rate - athletes for example. At your age if your heart rate goes up appropriately with exercise and you have no symptoms - dizziness, passing out etc it is likey to be a normal variant ...Read more
My heart rate is over 100. I take blood pressure medication. Should I be concerned? What should I do, if anything?
Yes, a concern: Normal heart rate (HR) should be in the 70s. Are you taking a beta-blocker, which will lower your heart rate? (unfortunately, beta-blockers reduce glucose tolerance with prolonged use). I suggest 1-2 teaspoons of Morton's Lite Salt (230 mg sodium, 340 mg potassium per 1/4 tsp) and 400-500 mg magnesium each day. Walking (30 minutes or so each day) will normalize your BP and HR. ...Read more
Can obsessing about my something being wrong with my heart cause it to beat faster? Had a holter done and Dr said there's nothing to worry about.
Hear rate: More information is needed since there are many reasons for an 'elevated heart rate'. How fast are you talking about? Are you thin or obese, active or mostly sedentary, taking any medications or over the counter drugs or supplements, including herbs. Do you have any other symptoms? I suggest you see your family doctor and ask him or her. ...Read more
Sometimes i can feel my heart beating a little off.. Is this something I should be worried about?
Probably not: Most people have an early or ectopic heart beat once in a while, and these are generally quite harmless. If you are concerned, or certainly if the irregular heart beat feeling is associated with dizziness, shortness of breath, or other symptoms - see your doctor where further evaluation may consist of an ecg, an overnight her cording of your heart beats, or other testing. ...Read more
NO!: No,,,,in fact it usually means YOU ARE IN GREAT SHAPE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Your pulse: is a bit fast...however if you are not having symptoms and everything else is normal ..these 'numbers" alone have little significance! ...Read more
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